Intent on stopping Christmas, Benedict Cumberbatch heads to Whoville in 2017

From the Department of Is There Anything This Man Can’t Do comes word from CinemaCon in Las Vegas that Benedict Cumberbatch will doing his best next Christmas to stop the inhabitants of Whoville from celebrating Christmas. The Sherlock star has signed on to be the voice of the Grinch, the Christmas pilfering, anti-hero of the 1966 Chuck […]

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‘Doctor Who’ returns to teatime this Christmas on BBC1

Even though we have come to the end of the current series of Doctor Who, there will finally a bit of joy in Who-ville this holiday season as Doctor Who will air in a traditional teatime slot this Christmas, transmitting on BBC1 at 5:15pm on Christmas Day. The current ninth series run of the sci-fi series […]

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What's that in the air on PBS Dec 22? – It's Mr. Stink, of course

I first crossed paths with Mr. Stink at the BBC Showcase meeting last February. At that time, we saw a simple one-time-only special with a big name cast grab the hearts of some of the most cynical television program executives attending the Liverpool screenings. Although it had already aired on BBC One on Christmas Day […]

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Bernard and the Genie – a holiday classic

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)…Miracle on 34th Street (1947)…How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). All holiday classics. For my money, another holiday must see was born just over 20 years ago when the BBC broadcast, Bernard and the Genie. The relative new kid on the block of holiday classics was written […]

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